Talking Circle with Martha Redbone

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Free Event

Talking Circle with Martha Redbone
FREE and open to the public.
American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC), Room 1219, in the Student Resource Building

Meet-the-artist opportunity! American roots musician Martha Redbone, one of the most vital voices in American roots music, will lead a talking circle. Topics may include cultural preservation, identity and music. Light refreshments will be available.

Embodying her gospel-singing father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest blues and jazz musicians for “a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker). The folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains and the eclectic grit of her teen years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn come together in a masterful mix of folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional American Indian music.

Presented in association with UCSB American Indian Student Services and the UCSB American Indian Student Association, who acknowledge the Chumash people as the traditional custodians of the land on which this event takes place.

Related Event: Martha Redbone Roots Project performance, Jan 29

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